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‘Cars 2′ Races To First Place At Box Office

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS)Cars 2 raced to a first-place finish over the weekend.

The vroom-vroom animated sequel earned an estimated $68-million in its impressive debut, topping the opening weekend of the 2006 original, and leaving the competition in its dust.

The runner-up was the weekend’s other new mainstream attraction, Bad Teacher, the dark comedy starring Cameron Diaz, which opened with a solid $31-million.

Last weekend’s leader — the superhero thriller, Green Lantern — was third with a total of $18-million on its second weekend of release.

Rounding out the top five were holdovers Super 8 and Mr. Popper’s Penguins, with $12-million and $10-million respectively.

Overall, led by the two new attractions, industry-wide box office totals were well above those of the counterpart weekend last year.

Reported by Bill Wine, KYW Newsradio 1060

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